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Harlan, Iowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great facility for a conference. Comfortable rooms. Excellent bedding, very soft!! TIP: go to the concession stand on the 2nd floor of the casino for lunch. It's less busy than the buffet and VERY good.

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Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the room and Paddock Grill & Deli! We hope you visit us again soon.

Parker, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Prairie Meadows Casino Hotel while in Iowa. We play with our players cards and were comped a suite. Nice two room suite with a large bath. Very nice room and we enjoyed our stay. Casino and racetrack, although the poneys weren't running. Lots of gaming choices - slots and tables and horses when they are running.

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Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the accommodations and took advantage of our Prairie Gold Rewards program. Live racing kicks off on April 27 - we hope to see you then!

Quincy, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great facilities for banquet/conference. Friendly and helpful staff throughout the Hotel and Casino. Guest rooms and services were excellent. Pool and fitness room a little small but definitely adequate. Fun place to stay!

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Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We are so happy to hear you had fun and our staff provided you with excellent guest service. Come back and visit us again soon!

Belle Plaine, IA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I want to let people know who receive coupons from Prairie Meadows that they do not always honor them. We had rcvd a coupon for $99 Fri or Sat night for the month in Feb and when we called to reserve we were told they had "shut that promotion off". Young lady stated that they only allow a certain #...

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Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings, We are sorry we were unable to accommodate your coupon offer, and we completely understand your frustration. We would like to follow up with you regarding your experience. If you would like, please contact Amber, our Casino Marketing Manager, at 515-967-1240 or amber.saunders@prairiemeadows.com. Thank you for providing feedback. We will certainly use it to provide a better experience for...

Dubuque, IA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have had a few meetings at Prairie Meadows through the years. I have always enjoyed the facility. Nice location outside DesMoines. Near restaurants, Bass Pro And casino on location. Can't go wrong. Ample free parking for cars or longer vehicles. Trucks with trailers will also easily find a safe place to accommodate their vehicles.

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Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows Hotel, responded to this review

We are happy to hear your enjoyed your stay! You are correct about the location of our hotel. It does provide many convenient entertainment and dining options, both on and off property, and our guests appreciate that. We hope you stay with us again soon!

Fremont
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Needed a weekend away with friends without driving all day! The hotel was extremely nice and the rooms were clean and spacious, very comfortable beds with a mini fridge! Front desk was very friendly and nice, nice atmosphere as you come in to cozy fires and small open lounge for cocktails! Casino was fun with a huge variety of slots!

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Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your weekend away. We are delighted to hear you were satisfied with your experience and hope to see you again soon!

Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Stopped here on my way through DSM. I was surprised at how nice this hotel was for a casino. Clean, well taken care of. Nice breakfast. Excellent staff. I will definitely stay here again. Lisa was the housekeeper who serviced my room and she was very sweet and thorough.

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Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay with us. Our goal is to exceed expectations and we're glad to hear the positive feedback. See you next time!

Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed February 7, 2017

The Hotel is situated at one end of the large complex which includes the casino. So it was nice to not have to walk through the casino to get to the hotel. The accomodations are very nice and the staff were very helpful.

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Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your experience. See you next time!

Cedar Rapids, IA
Reviewed January 24, 2017

Always had a great experience at this hotel. Rooms are very clean and quiet, and everything is updated and well kept. Be sure to ask for a non-smoking room, if that matters to you, as some rooms are smoking. Easy access to casino and dining options as well. Can't go wrong with a stay at this hotel.

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Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We're happy to hear your were satisfied with your stay and hope to see you again soon!

Sioux City, Iowa
Reviewed January 18, 2017

We have stayed here many times and like the hotel - the only negative is that the bathrooms are small for such large and nice hotel rooms and there is no view - the front overlooks the large parking lot and the back overlooks rooftop and wall of the convention center. The staff is friendly. Rates vary greatly based on...

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Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate your feedback. Your observation is correct - We do enjoy handing out great deals on room rates when possible! Due to the many different needs of our guests, we also have several promotion packages running at all times. This has proven to benefit our guests and provide a more personalized stay. Thanks...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come see why Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack Hotel is Iowa's favorite place to play and stay. With more than 85,000 square feet of casino action, Prairie Meadows has every game you will want to play this side of Vegas. If you are looking for a relaxing night, kick your feet up in The Prairie Meadows Hotel. We offer contemporary rooms, impeccable service, and generous hotel amenities that include a saltwater pool, business center and airport shuttle. With a hotel so comfortable you will want to stay awhile. Looking for a new restaurant to try? Our delicious dining options are more than enough to satisfy any craving you have, from breakfast hot off the griddle to simple comfort food or even a chef-prepared entree. Check out our free entertainment in the smoke-free Finish Line Show Lounge. Our 168 room hotel has standard King rooms, Double Queen rooms, and many options of King Suites that are sure to make your stay luxurious. Book now to plan your getaway and experience a hotel unlike any other. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Prairie Meadows Hotel

Address: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-2100
Location: United States > Iowa > Altoona
Price Range: $187 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Prairie Meadows Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 168
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“2d floor walks straight into the casino - very secure access”
BikeHawk, Jan 18, 2017 | Read review
“The Junior suite is nice to have separate areas for sleeping and lounging with wet bar area too.”
jeffsW60AY, Nov 27, 2016 | Read review
“If you want peace and to sleep DONT STAY HERE”
sarahsB8638FB, Nov 8, 2016 | Read review
“Top floor was very quiet.”
  • Hide-a-bed
  • Junior King Suite
efaber, Sep 15, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are quiet.”
98sarahs, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
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